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Saudi summits: Xi promises security, energy cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday touted close security and energy ties with Gulf nations during summit meetings in Saudi Arabia that have highlighted tensions with Washington.

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Execution of protester: West hits Iran with fresh sanctions

Iran was slapped with fresh sanctions yesterday after carrying out its first execution over demonstrations that have shaken the regime for nearly three months, as activists called for fresh protests.

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Mahsa Amini’s death: Iran carries out 1st known execution over protests

Iran carried out its first known execution Thursday over protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, hanging a man convicted of blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary member in what human rights activists condemned as "show trials".

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Iran abolishes morality police in protest concession

Iran has scrapped its morality police after more than two months of protests triggered by the arrest of Mahsa Amini for allegedly violating the country's strict female dress code, local media said today.

6d ago| Middle East

Israel strikes Gaza after rocket fired from enclave

The Israeli air force said it had carried out overnight air strikes against sites of the Islamist movement Hamas in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired from the Palestinian enclave towards Israeli territory.

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Iran state body reports 200 dead in protests, president hails 'freedoms'

Iran President Ebrahim Raisi on Saturday hailed Iran's Islamic Republic as a guarantor of rights and freedoms, defending the ruling system amid a crackdown on anti-government protests that the United Nations says has cost more than 300 lives.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Execution of protester: West hits Iran with fresh sanctions

Iran was slapped with fresh sanctions yesterday after carrying out its first execution over demonstrations that have shaken the regime for nearly three months, as activists called for fresh protests.

December 10, 2022
December 10, 2022

Saudi summits: Xi promises security, energy cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping yesterday touted close security and energy ties with Gulf nations during summit meetings in Saudi Arabia that have highlighted tensions with Washington.

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Mahsa Amini’s death: Iran carries out 1st known execution over protests

Iran carried out its first known execution Thursday over protests sparked by Mahsa Amini's death, hanging a man convicted of blocking a street and wounding a paramilitary member in what human rights activists condemned as "show trials".

December 8, 2022
December 8, 2022

Iran’s Raisi praises students for shunning ‘riots’

Iran’s ultra-conservative President Ebrahim Raisi yesterday paid a visit to a university and praised students for their welcome despite the “atmosphere of riots” after nearly three months of protests.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Khamenei calls to revolutionise Iran's cultural system

Iran's Supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday called for "revolutionary reconstruction of the country's cultural system", state media reported, as nationwide protests kept up pressure on the authorities.

December 7, 2022
December 7, 2022

Xi’s 3-day Saudi visit starts today

Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Saudi Arabia today for a three-day visit, his first to the world’s biggest crude oil exporter since 2016, Saudi state media reported yesterday.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Al Jazeera files lawsuit at ICC over journalist's killing

TV network Al Jazeera submitted the case of slain journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to the International Criminal Court on Tuesday, saying she was killed by Israeli forces.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Iranian city shops shut after protesters call strike

Iranian shops shut their doors in several cities on Monday, following calls for a three-day nationwide general strike from protesters seeking the fall of clerical rulers, with the head of the judiciary blaming “rioters” for threatening shopkeepers.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Palestinian killed as Israeli forces raid West Bank

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian during an arrest raid in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Palestinian officials said.

December 5, 2022
December 5, 2022

Iran executes 4 people: judiciary

Iran yesterday put to death four people accused of working with Israel’s intelligence service, the judiciary said. “This morning, the sentences of four main members of the gang of mobsters related to the Zionist intelligence service were executed,” the judiciary’s Mizan Online website reported.